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Should Bob Cole retire from broadcasting?
Wed, September 17, 2008

Harry Neale has not talked to Bob Cole in the past few days.

No matter.

Upon hearing rumblings that his long-time Hockey Night In Canada partner would be usurped by Jim Hughson as the No. 1 play-by-play man on Saturday nights for this upcoming season, Neale was not surprised.

He has, after all, seen this scenario play out before.

It happened exactly one year ago. And the man whose workload was cut was none other than Neale himself.

Do you think Cole's duties on HNIC will be reduced? Should he just retire from broadcasting altogether? Have your say in our forum.

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There are areas in which CBC could improve Hockey Night in Canada, however, getting rid of Bob Cole is not one of them. He’s got a style that only Canadians can appreciate. We’ve been raised on Bob’s Saturday night commentary. He’s a big part of what makes us different from Americans.
Vince McCullough, 2008-10-11 19:58:50

Bob Cole is a true hockey icon and you so called announcer wannabee's should see that this Great Hockey voice is what makes this Great Game of our's what it is today, sure Jim Hughson and Chris Cuthbert are very good but i would rather listen to Bob Cole then TSN"S Gord Miller,he's as bad the Leafs will be this season.Bob Cole you rock!
Bernie17, 2008-10-09 15:42:37

Yes.. Mr. Cole should retire. no offence but we need to liven up our game.we watch the Sat.nite Leafs with volume down and radio frequency up. Love Joe Bowen.. please help save our game.. a true blue Leaf fan since there were only 6 teams.
M.Casey, 2008-10-02 18:55:21

Bob is one of the few who can get his head through the door. Get rid of that Harry Neale but TSN has everyone beat, That #$%@&* Pierre Macguire takes the cake especially when he is in his little booth near centre ice.
Mike, 2008-10-02 07:52:03

tHE MONKEY RADIO PERSONALITY ON chom..montreal (morning show) decided that Mr. Cole was not up to the standards of his expertise ..we know he's just dissing anybody that's pro Leafs ..No he's not the greatest Ted but your no Danny Galavan either ! Go Leafs Go !
Kelly Gallacher, 2008-09-29 23:48:57

Bring back zombie Danny Gallivan! I need me some "cannonating slapshots"!
Fabulous Fabe, 2008-09-24 11:08:59

When BOB Cole finally retires, I believe that Mark Lee is the best choice for his replacement.
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-09-21 20:42:01

Yep that's all I have to say
A hockey fan, 2008-09-19 09:54:36

It's time that grandpa Simpson was put out to pasture. He is usually 20 seconds behind the play and often misses calls or just makes up plays. Drag him out for pre/post game chat if you like but give us Joe "Holy Mackinaw!!!" Bowen!!
paul, 2008-09-18 18:41:56

I am astonished to hear Canadians say guys like Mike Emerick are better than Cuthbert and Hughson for example? Are you kidding? I have yet to hear any American announcer who can shutup for more then 10 seconds without tryint to tell a story or get in the way of hockey. It works for slow sports, not here. Still learning. Cole can stick with them, he might be a little off of late, but he at least doesn't ruin the game with a loud mouth.
Gregor, 2008-09-18 18:38:43

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